Dental treatments and surgery
We provide the following dental treatments and surgeries :
Fillings and composites.
Root canal treatments.
Bone augmentation (for implantology, when needed).
Periodontology (the treatment of gums)
Periodontology is the study and treatment of the periodontium either of the bone surrounding the tooth or the gums. The most common disease in these structures is periodontitis, also known as "periodontal disease". This disease is an inflammation of the periodontium which can, in the worst cases, lead to tooth loss.
Periodontitis is caused by the presence of bacteria on the surface of the teeth which has reached the gums or even to the roots of the teeth. This bacteria causes local inflammation in the neighboring structures. Untreated, these inflammatory reactions can lead to the loss of bone tissue supporting the teeth.
Gingivitis is the precursor to periodontitis. Gingivitis is curable, our dentist will give your teeth a full professional cleaning or an open or closed curetage. If it is left untreated, chronic periodontitis may progressively develop.
Consequences of periodontitis
Untreated periodontitis is the cause of death in adulthood. The whole periodontium is attacked and damaged by this aggressive bacteria. Therefore, the gums lose their strength and this bacteria irretrievably damages the roots of the tooth and "eat away" at the bone. As a result, the presentation of the teeth can lead to their loss, usually accompanied by widespread signs of inflammation of the gums.
Lots of people are unaware that the periodontal disease is not limited to the mouth cavity, but can affect the body. When released into the bloodstream, the bacteria present in the mouth can be the main risk factor in coronary diseases and also increases the risk of strokes.
How do you spot periodontitis?
Periodontitis is a particularly "insidious" disease, which is not present any clear symptoms. In particular, the early warning signs are:
If you become aware of the first signs of periodontitis, make an appointment now by calling the Ferney Voltaire Dental Centre - we are here to help.